Deck the Halls Synopsis
Neighbors in a New England town declare war over a preponderance of Christmas lights.
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New York Post

By Kyle Smith
It is a better option than the third "Santa Clause."
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Jennie Punter
Isn't exactly what you'd call fresh. But although it borrows ingredients from many familiar Christmas flicks, it's got a sly twinkle of its...
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TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Filled with forced yuletide cheer and mixed messages about the true meaning of Christmas, this loud and obnoxious holiday comedy boasts a...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
In this year's lump of coal, Matthew Broderick is the control freak who lives for toasty yuletide cheer, and Danny DeVito is the vulgar...
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Broderick is uptight; DeVito is obnoxious; and, somewhere, Nathan Lane is thanking his lucky stars he didn't get roped into this dreck.
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Chicago Tribune

Nobody expects every holiday film to ascend to classic status; in fact, we're happy to let most fade from memory as soon as the decorations...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By David Hiltbrand
Can be described as whatever is the opposite of a Christmas classic.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The saddest part is that "Deck" wastes four comic talents ranging from the near-genius (Matthew Broderick, Danny DeVito) to the inspired...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
The sheer nastiness of the jealous one-upmanship and angry sabotage puts a damper on the yuletide comedy. You're much better off watching a...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
Belongs in the holiday hall of shame.
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Deck me in the balls

By Naked_movie_goer
I would rather get "decked in the balls" than see deck the halls....

Deck the Halls

By msfingo
THere was some sort of glich in the system, so we did not get to see the movie, it wasn't even playing on that day! We were very disappointed. We traveled 70 miles to see a movie in the city....

Deck the Halls....NOT!

By watyrcrystal
This was a cute movie but reminded me of Christmas Vacation with Chevy Chase. Danny Devito always plays a great character and he did provide most of the humor. Matthew Broderick seemed stiffled and...

Not all that good

By deadfish
I took a bunch of kids to see what I thought would be a fun Christmas movie. This was not it. Weak plot, uninspired acting. It looked like they tried to appeal to every age group, but it was too...

Deck the Halls

By Nickat
Enjoyed Danny Devito, but the movie overall was corny....

Deck the Halls

By Nipper1
Not exactly what we expected from the trailers. Semi entertaining although Broderick is very dry. Not a dvd keeper....

Great Humor

By clockman
The movie kept me interested and was funny even to my 9 year old daughter....


By Kyndal_The_Movie_Goer
Its okay. I would of rather went to see a different movie. I wouldnt go see it again. And its not funny it likes little kids stupid funny. If you have a kida from the ages of 5-9 take them theyll...

cliche holiday flick

By mr. balboa
fine to get you in the spirit, but the entire movie is predictable..... typical hollywood formula film....

Deck The Halls

By Sir_Finck
Funnier than expected. An enjoyable movie....

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Rated PG | For some crude and suggestive humor, and for language
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